Introducing Agenda, an elegant new take on notes.
Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for iOS and macOS, which helps you plan and document your projects. With its unique timeline, Agenda gives you a complete picture of past, present and future, driving your projects forward.
The notes in Agenda are beautifully styled, and include powerful features like tags, lists, and links. You can even connect your notes to events in your calendar.
Locating your notes also couldn't be easier, with powerful search, a project jump bar, and related notes list. And when you find what you're looking for, simply click back in the history to where you were.
TAKE NOTES. DATE NOTES.
Agenda’s unique timeline approach to organizing notes gives your projects momentum. While other apps focus specifically on the past, present, or future, Agenda is the only notes app that keeps track of each in a single timeline.
Add notes for what is currently on your agenda, while you prepare other notes for an upcoming meeting. Use older notes as breadcrumbs to remind yourself why you took the actions you did.
WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA?
You can attach dates to individual notes, and even link them to events in your calendar. But you can also put them “On the Agenda”.
Notes that are On the Agenda are given special status. You can search for them more easily, and they get added to a special group in the sidebar so you can find them in a flash. Agenda keeps what is most relevant right in front of you.
THE "MEANING FULL" TEXT EDITOR
Agenda is a styled-text editor. Styled text combines the best of plain text and rich text. It is as easy to edit as plain text, but allows meaning to be added, leading to visually stunning documents without breaking a sweat.
Styles include headings, lists, indented blocks, and preformatted text. You focus on the meaning of your notes, and leave Agenda to handle the appearance.
The resulting documents look fantastic, are consistently styled, and can be readily converted to other styled text formats like markdown and HTML.
Group your projects into categories to make them easier to find, and order the notes for each project however you choose. You can drag them around, apply dates, or use a mixed approach. You can also collapse notes to save space.
TAKING IT TO TASK
Do you sometimes find yourself using your task manager for more than it is intended?
Agenda is a notes app that has excellent support for tasks. It supports different list styles, including checklists, and allows mixing tasks with more extensive notes.
Best of all, your completed tasks don’t get sucked into the archive abyss when you are done with them, but are there for future reference and searching.
SHARE NOTES AND PROJECTS
A notes app is not very useful if you can't share what you create. With Agenda, you can print and share notes, even whole projects, in standard formats like PDF, RTF and Markdown. You can also use the Agenda archive format to exchange exact duplicates of your notes with other Agenda users.
MANY DEVICES, ONE AGENDA
Nobody wants their data silo-ed on one device, so Agenda has apps for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and they sync up via your iCloud account.
Agenda is free, with no time limits. You can use it forever, at no cost.
Agenda does offer extra premium features that require an In App Purchase. If you decide to purchase an upgrade, you permanently unlock all current features across all of your eligible devices. (You can purchase for iOS devices only, or both iOS and macOS.)
Even better, any features we add in the 12 months following your purchase are included, and permanently unlocked as well. All yours to keep.
- Added support for iOS 12 and latest iPhones
- Introduced Siri Shortcuts for searching, as well as opening notes, projects, and overviews.
- Added initial support for x-callback-url (see below).
- In rare cases, the title of a project could draw on top of the notes. This has been fixed.
- When you toggle a checkbox, it no longer scrolls to the cursor. This was annoying if the cursor was offscreen.
- When entering links with markdown, sometimes the URL scheme could be lost. This has been fixed.
- The sharing panel for overviews like "On the Agenda" now works. (Previously it only worked for projects.)
- Category editing is possible also when system level text size is set to large.
- Fixed rare issue where paragraphs could end up out of order.
- Stability improvements.
QUICK INTRO TO X-CALLBACK-URL
- The URL scheme is "agenda"
- Commands currently include "on-the-agenda", "today", "open-project", and "open-note".
- For "open-project" and "open-note", you can stipulate the target using a "title" parameter.
- As usual, you can supply callback URLs via optional "x-success" and "x-error" parameters.
For example, to open Agenda to a note called "Meeting With Peta", you could use this URL.
Ratings and Reviews
It is ridiculous to have a pencil as your icon and not support the Apple Pencil. I know, it’s coming in the future. But the pencil icon certainly gives the impression that the app was designed for the Apple Pencil. Also, and this might be the App Store’s fault (likely I’d say), but there is a place at the top of the “Ratings & Reviews” section that says something like, “Tap to Review:”. There is nothing to tap anywhere.
I can’t figure out what that little phrase could possibly mean other than to tap the text to review the app. But clearly it either does not or is broken. I almost just gave up because rating apps is not generally important to me, and I suspect many people who have similar attitudes did just give up. I know this sounds paranoid, and I don’t mean that I think this is literally what is happening here, but this all kind of has a sort of feel to it like Apple is protecting this app from scrutiny, and it naturally gives off a vibe of /_ckery. I’m sure this is not a bad app, but it can give off an impression that really turns people off. I write this merely as (hopefully) helpful information for the developers. I gave it 3 stars because I don’t really have an opinion about the app yet. If I ever get to the point where I try again to use this app I will adjust my rating accordingly. Yes, I know I sound like a tool, but I am a recovering lawyer, and bad habits are hard to break.
Sorry you had a bad experience with reviewing. I'm afraid that is in Apple's hands.
The Pencil icon was chosen even before we had a iPhone/iPad app to signify "note taking". We do hope to add support for Apple Pencil down the track, but Agenda will likely remain a text focussed app.
A remarkable beginning
This app impressed me more out of the box than anything I have tried in a while. The changes from what loosely similar apps do seem at first incremental but are powerful in a way that opens up very plausible workflows. The key thing is turning a static collection of notes into something that can flow with your calendar - it took me a little while to grasp the intent, but when it clicked and I realized it is not just a notes app replacement I could imagine lots of immediate uses. It is well worth taking the time to find and learn all the features - there is quite a bit hiding under the slick surface (maybe I am slow, but it was the second day before I found the settings button on the right hand slide-in panel) and I already see several reviews complaining about the absence of things that are actually there in the program. You can’t insert images yet but I see from their blog it is likely in the pipeline along with other things, and I happily paid for premium. Thanks to the developers!
This will be a “I have never written a review before until now” type of review, which is true as I have never taken the time to review an app I’ve purchase/downloaded in the past. After using Agenda for the past week, I decided to make an exception. Agenda is a solid performing useful piece of software. I use it for my work and personal life. For work, I created a work log so I can start my day out with knowing what I have done and what I need to do. I connect my notes to a calendar event so I can track what items came out of the meeting and tasks which need completing. At the end of the day I review what was completed and note what still needs to be done. Rinse and repeat. I do the same for my personal life. I can do this with other apps too. Agenda is different because of the ease of use and all the great features included. Excellent job guys. Keep it up.
- Momenta BV
- 51 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2018 Momenta B.V.
- In-App Purchases
- Premium Features for iOS $9.99
- Premium Features macOS & iOS $24.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.